27 to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.Romans 16:27
Are you comfortable with the exclusivity of Christianity? Paul finishes his letter to the Romans with these words, “to the only wise God”. For Paul there is no other way to the Father, except through Jesus Christ. There is no other God that can be compared to the Heavenly Father.
Do you realize how much time we spend looking for other avenues to navigate life? Do you understand that trust in God is not mere words? Do you understand how easy it is for us to put other “gods” before God? We think we have overcome this type of false idol worship, because we don’t see little idols in our home.
God is the sustainer of our lives. He is the hub in the middle of the wheel for all of our activities. Anything else that we place in the middle of our lives in order to gain significance begins to replace God. Money can’t buy you love or wholeness. Sex is fleeting and leaves a hunger for more that can never be satisfied. Power and position only last as long as people remember your name. Anything that is used to bring glory to ourselves will be empty and as the writer of Ecclesiastes says, “meaningless vanities”.
When you start on the right path, it is easier to end up at the right destination. There is only one God. He defines how He is to be approached, what is required for a good relationship with Him, and the standards for conducting life. Acknowledging Him as first in your life, puts all the other “dramas” in the right order. Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and ALL the other things shall be added to you.
Father, thank you for the word of God that points us always in the right direction. Thank you that the Bible always points to You as the author and the finisher of our faith. Help us to recognize every time we are looking to other things to meet a need in our lives that only you can fill. We love you Lord. In Jesus Name Amen.
Blessings Love y’all